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Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, as amended

Stratford-on-Avon District Core Strategy – Adoption Statement

In accordance with Regulation 26 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, notice is hereby given that at a meeting held on 11 July 2016 Stratford-on-Avon District Council resolved to adopt the Stratford-on-Avon District Core Strategy (SDCS).

The SDCS was subject to an Examination in Public by Pete Drew, an independent Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.  In his report on the examination, issued on 20 June 2016, the Inspector concluded that the modifications set out in Appendix 2 to that report make the SDCS capable of adoption, satisfying the requirements of Section 20(5) of the 2004 Act and meeting the criteria for soundness set out in the National Planning Policy Framework.  In resolving to adopt the Core Strategy the Council agreed to incorporate all changes recommended in the Appendix 2 Schedule.

The SDCS sets out a spatial vision for the District and establishes the strategic context for development decisions in the period up to 2031.  It replaces the saved policies of the Stratford-on-Avon District Local Plan Review 1996-2011.

In addition to the main modifications set out in the Schedule recommended by the Inspector, the adopted SDCS incorporates some minor modifications of a consequential or factual nature proposed by Stratford-on-Avon District Council. A schedule setting out these minor modifications is available to view on the Council’s website.

Any person who is aggrieved by the decision taken to adopt the SDCS may challenge it by making an application to the High Court under Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 on either of the following grounds:

·        The Stratford-on-Avon District Core Strategy is not within the powers conferred by Part 2 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004;

·        A procedural requirement of the Act or its associated Regulations has not been complied with.

 Any such application must be made promptly and in any event no later than six weeks starting with the date on which the SDCS was adopted.

Copies of the Submission Core Strategy with the Main Modifications, the Policies Map as proposed to be modified, the Inspector’s Report, the Strategic Environmental Assessment/Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement and this Statement of Adoption are available for inspection free of charge at Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX (Monday to Friday during normal office hours), at all public libraries across the District during normal opening hours and may be viewed on the Council’s website at:

 Dave Nash Policy Manager (Planning and Housing)

 Any inquiries to

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New Settlement Proposal at Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath –

Draft Supplementary Planning Document

Informal Consultation – Monday 16 February to 5.00 pm Monday 30 March 2015

The District Council is undertaking an informal consultation about the scope and content of the Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath (GLH) – Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

The Council’s Submission Core Strategy sets out at Proposal GLH the policy basis for the development of a new settlement at Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath that will incorporate up to 3,000 new homes and a substantial expansion of Jaguar Land Rover’s operations.

The SPD takes the form of a Framework Masterplan to guide developers and the local planning authority in respect of environmental, social, design and economic objectives as they seek to create a new community at Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath.

This informal consultation is part of the ‘Involve and Engagement’ stage of SPD preparation. It is designed to ensure the wider engagement of local communities and stakeholders in the preparation of the SPD. Comments are invited on any aspect of the SPD.

The consultation document can be viewed on the District Council’s website  It is also available to inspect at the District Council offices – Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HX. Drop in sessions will be arranged in the local area during the consultation period. How to Comment

  • Responses can be made via an on-line comment form using the link above – or

by downloading a form and emailing it to – or

  • by post to: FREEPOST RSLH – ZYKJ – TYAZ, Stratford on Avon DC, PO BOX 5341, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 1LE – or
  • handed in at the District Council offices in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Please note that comments on the inclusion of Proposal GLH in the Core Strategy, or on alternative sites, are not sought at this time.

The views expressed in the consultation will be reported back to The Cabinet and appropriate changes to the draft document will be made.

What happens next

Further progress will depend on Proposal GLH being confirmed in the Core Strategy. The Examination hearings into the Core Strategy finished at the end of January 2015 and the Inspector’s Report is awaited. The SPD can only be adopted if the Core Strategy is adopted with Proposal GLH included. If this is the case, a second more formal period of consultation will then take place, as required by the Development Plan Regulations. The amended draft SPD will also have an accompanying Sustainability Appraisal and Consultation Statement.

Comments must be received by the District Council by 5.0 pm on Monday 30 March 2015.

Community Forum future Dates

Thursday 27th November 2014 (please note change from 4th December) – Venue is now Wellesbourne Fire Station from 6.30 pm
Thursday 19th March 2015, 6.30 pm at Kineton Village Hall
There is also a ‘Meet the Leaders’ Partnership Conference taking place at Stratford Racecourse, 6.30 pm on Thursday 4th December and further details about this event will follow in due course.  All forum attendees are welcome to attend.






Warwickshire County Council has made a Temporary Traffic Order closing D2718 Snuff Lane, Shotteswell from the junction of Mollington Road to the junction of Middle Lane, to vehicular traffic.

The closure is required for carriageway patching.

The Order will commence on 25 September 2014 and will last for a period of 18 months, or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier. However, it is anticipated that the works will be completed by one day.

Pedestrian access to and egress from properties and land situated adjacent to the length of road to be closed will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained where possible.


Road Description Dates Alternative route
D2720 Coronation Lane Between Black Hill and Chapel Lane 15 to 16 September 2014 First Turn, Banbury Road, Second Turn (and in reverse order).
C114 Mollington Road 17 to 19 September 2014 Mollington Lane, Village Road, Banbury Road, First Turn (and in reverse order)
D6427 Second Turn Between Coronation Lane and Banbury Road 19 September 2014 Coronation Lane, First Turn, Banbury Road (and in reverse order)

The Contractor dealing with this matter is Pete Wills for Balfour Beatty (Tel: 07837 319322).

The Council regrets any inconvenience that may be caused. The person dealing with this matter at Warwickshire County Council is Benjamin Hill, County Highways (Tel: 01926 412515).


 Provisional Future Meeting dates, subject to alteration

May 12th, July 7th, September 15th, November 3rd and January 12th 2015

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Wind Turbine application Mollington, has been refused permission on the grounds of Heritage, Landscape, Aviation and Equestrian at the Cherwell District Planning Committee tonight 24th April 2014

Many thanks to all the people who took the trouble to write in with their comments.


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Welcome to the Wellesbourne/Kineton Community Forum

A Chance for You to Have Your Say

Thursday 26th September, from 6.30pm

St Peter’s Church, Church Street,Wellesbourne

6.30pm Drop In Surgery and Market Place

Sarah Brooke-Taylor, WRCC – Oil Syndicate

Jo Brown/Becky Frazier – Bromford Housing,Melissa White, Relate

7.00pm Welcome  7.05pm Big Vote on Local Police Priorities and Feedback on Activity over the last 3 months

Questions from Residents and identifying 3 priorities from this meeting

Appointment of Police and Crime Commissioner Community Safety Ambassador

7.20pm Community Safety in our District – Karin Stanley/Chris Williams

(video and discussion) 7.40pm You Said ….. We Did!!

7.45pm Shakespeare Hospice – What facilities are available across South Warwickshire?

7.50pm Youth Opportunities in Wellesbourne & Walton – Paul Kelly and Cherie (Youth Worker)

8.05pm Have Your Say and Issues from our Parishes

8.15pm Information Sharing

County Councillors Grant Fund 2013/14  Core Strategy update – Parish & Partners Briefing .State of the District Update Ask Warwickshire – current WCC Consultations

Lighthorne Heath Settlement – SDC consultation

Healthwatch Young People survey Mobile Library review update

8.20pm Dates and Venues for 2013/2014

Thurs 5th Dec – Kineton High School, Thurs 6th March 2014 – Venue TBC

8.25pm Close

We meet again on Thursday 5th December at Kineton High School



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Note of Public Meeting about New Settlement Proposal


Held at Lighthorne Heath Primary School on 13 August 2013



The note sets out the issues raised by members of the public

at the meeting


There were approximately 125 people in attendance.


Various procedural issues were raised:

  • Complaints about the limited amount of time being provided to respond to the proposal and during the summer holiday period.
  • Public is only just being informed of the proposals and at very short notice.
  • Insufficient opportunity is provided for people who work during the day to attend events.
  • Different versions of the developer’s proposals are on the website which is causing uncertainty and misunderstanding as to what people are meant to be responding to.
  • Confusion was expressed about the presence of the promoters at the meeting and their distribution of a leaflet.

The following technical issues were raised

  • Why is development between Lighthorne Heath and Lighthorne, as proposed 20 years ago and found to be unsuitable, being put forward again now?
  • If this new settlement proposal is not included in the Core Strategy, what other proposals could replace it?
  • Would housing development at Lighthorne Heath as a Local Service Village be in addition to the new settlement?
  • What would need to be done to change certain components of the proposal, eg. having two new primary schools within the new settlement and replacing existing school at Lighthorne Heath with a new one in the village?
  • Why can’t more housing be built at places like Wellesbourne Airfield and Long Marston instead?
  • Why couldn’t the new settlement comprise only 1500 dwellings as that is the scale of increase in the housing requirement for the District?
  • Concern that there is a main road between Lighthorne Heath and the new settlement which people would have to cross to get to facilities.
  • Would an 18 hectare business park be large enough to provide enough jobs for the number of houses proposed?
  • Allowance for windfall development is not sufficient compared with what can be achieved.
  • Is the land allocated for employment for an extension to JLR?
  • In which phase will the employment development take place?
  • If JLR were to no longer exist on the Gaydon Site there would be a new town of unemployed people.
  • Extension of Jaguar Land Rover and the proposed new settlement will blight the local area even more.
  • How has impact on the community of Gaydon been taken into account, particularly as it is already cut-off from the wider area by JLR, M40 and BAD Kineton?
  • Will phases 2 and 3 be committed for implementation after 2028 or could they be developed sooner?
  • First phase of the new settlement and Canal Quarter Regeneration Zone comprise 2,600 dwellings in total which is more than 1,500 dwelling increase in the housing requirement.
  • Why are 1,900 houses still needed now that 800 have been allowed at Shottery.
  • Concern about impact on the local road network, particularly during the morning and afternoon peaks.
  • When will the Masterplan be produced and how will local people be consulted on it?
  • How will all the additional traffic on B4100 be dealt with given that it is already impossible to get out of and into Lighthorne Heath at the moment.
  • There are flood risk issues in Gaydon and Lighthorne that need to be assessed.
  • Will there be guarantees that certain facilities will be provided, eg. doctor’s surgery, secondary school?
  • Has the cumulative impact of proposed development in Warwick and Leamington been taken into account?
  • New settlement proposal is inconsistent with various statements in the National Planning Policy Framework.
  • Would Lighthorne Heath be part of the new settlement or remain a separate community and who will determine how they should be linked?
  • Kineton High School is at capacity and cannot take any pupils from the proposed development before a new secondary school is provided.
  • Kineton High School could be closed if a new secondary school is provided. Could the development fund improvements to the High School?
  • It would be more appropriate to redevelop industrial areas in Leamington for housing.
  • Trains to Birmingham and London are already packed so additional residents would not be attracted to use them.
  • Residents are likely to drive to Warwick Parkway and Banbury to commute by train.
  • Would it be feasible to have a design competition as promoted by RIBA, based on a brief set by the District Council? This would help to achieve a higher quality development.
  • It is unclear what Lighthorne Heath has to gain or lose from the proposals so it is difficult to gauge how to respond.
  • Clarification sought on whether a gypsy and travellers site formed part of the proposal.
  • Are there any intentions to change the existing Parish boundaries?
  • Public need to know what the criteria are that the District Council will consider in deciding whether the new settlement should remain in the Core Strategy.
  • How will the quarry and the rest of the greenfield land between Lighthorne and Lighthorne Heath be protected from development in the longer term?
  • Could the rate of development be quicker than 1,900 dwellings being built by 2028 as proposed?
  • Has the landfill site been taken into account and would that area be suitable for building on?
  • Housing needs surveys show that the proposed scale of development in the District is not justified.
  • What will happen to the existing primary school site, would it be developed for housing and what effect would this have on the community?
  • It was intended that M40 would not be a reason for developing along its route. It will have noise and air quality impacts on the development.
  • How will the trees and hedgerows along B4100 be protected?
  • Why hasn’t Warwickshire Wildlife Trust been consulted and involved in the scheme?
  • Would the District Council be penalised if the Core Strategy is not adopted?
  • Does the 9,500 dwelling requirement incorporate a 5% or 20% buffer as specified in the NPPF?
  • Thought should be given to the inclusion of a burial ground.
  • What would be the size and mix of dwellings to be provided and what percentage of affordable housing would there be?
  • Are existing residents eligible for compensation due effect on property values?
  • Has the Ministry of Defence been informed of the proposals particularly as Junction 12 was provided specifically to serve BA Kineton?
  • How were the developers chosen and how long have they known about the proposal?
  • Need to consider additional disturbance to Chesterton Wood.

There was a show of hands taken at the end of the meeting whereby the great majority of those present voted against the new settlement proposal.

Further points made after the meeting had closed:

  • Could the new settlement include the provision of allotments?
  • Note of Public Meeting about New Settlement Proposal
    Held at Lighthorne Heath Primary School on 13 August 2013
    Summary of responses to issues raised by members of the
    public attending the meeting.
    1. Procedural Issues
    Length and timing of the consultation period
    The Council is committed to progressing its Core Strategy to adoption. Without a
    development plan in place the District is vulnerable to developers submitting ad
    hoc planning applications. There is pressure from local communities to have the
    strategy in place.
    The latest version of the Core Strategy – the Intended Proposed submission Core
    strategy was agreed by the Council on 22 July 2013. The Council also agreed to a
    focussed consultation on two proposals which had not previously been subject to
    public comment. One of these proposals was for a new settlement at
    Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath.
    The Proposed Submission Core Strategy is timetabled to go to Cabinet in October
    2013. The document will need to take into account the feedback from the New
    Proposals Consultation. All responses should be received by 13 September to
    allow for responses to be analysed and reported.
    There are a number of further opportunities at various locations and times
    throughout the consultation period to discuss the proposals with officers.
    Presence of the promoters at the Forum
     The promoters attended to help assist the understanding of the new
    settlement proposals. They are seeking feedback from their questionnaire.
    Formal consultation responses should be sent to the District Council.
     The latest Delivery Strategy (July 2013) will be put on the website.
     The developers themselves have had an interest in the site for about 18
    The Ministry of Defence/BAD Kineton have been notified about the proposal.
    2. Technical Issues from comments and questions
    Why Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath?
    A previous Local Plan proposal for 500 houses north of the B4100 was not allowed
    by an Inquiry Inspector due to concerns over the setting of Lighthorne. The
    promoters of the current proposal have acknowledged this and located the New
    Settlement between the M40 and the B4100 with the exception of a site for about
    200 houses immediately to the north of Lighthorne Heath.
    The Council recognised that it needed to increase the number of houses to be
    provided in order to maintain a sufficient supply of houses up to 2028. In April
    2013 it agreed to provide 9,500 houses, an increase of 1500 from the previously
    agreed figure. New evidence also showed that the number of houses that could
    be accommodated in Local Service Villages was lower than previously allocated
    hence the need for sites to be found for an additional 1900 homes.In February 2013 the Council wrote to landowners and developers enquiring
    about available land for new settlement development. 35 Expressions of Interest
    were received including the site at Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath.
    What other proposals could replace Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath?
    If the new settlement proposal is not supported the Council will need to find
    alternative sites to provide 1900 houses for the current plan period. Potential
    sites could be to the SE of Stratford, at Long Marston or in existing towns and
    villages. The Long Marston Airfield site is not as suitable to meet housing needs
    and Wellesbourne Airfield has not been promoted and is currently in aviation and
    commercial uses.
    The 800 houses at Shottery are not part of the additional 1900 required. The site
    already has planning permission and is included as part of the 9500 total. 4500 of
    that total already have planning permission. Long Marston Depot has permission
    for 560 houses.
    If the new settlement proposal is included in the Core Strategy the Council will
    produce a Masterplan in the form of a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).
    It will be very specific as to what development is expected to be delivered. It will
    be consulted on and details debated. Residents must be included in the
    development of the plans. It will include site specific issues such as the
    relationship between the new settlement and Lighthorne Heath village and where
    the primary schools are located.
    Windfall numbers and NPPF 5%/20% buffer are not specifically related to the
    9500 houses. They relate to whether the Council has a 5 year housing land
    supply and how this is calculated.
    The Employment Site
     The proposed 18 hectares of employment land is not expected to service
    jobs for all residents of the new settlement. The largest centre of
    employment (JLR) in the District is already on the doorstep.
     It is not intended that the employment site is for an extension to JLR but
    they could take space for related uses.
     The employment site is included in Phase 1 of the proposal which would be
    completed by 2028.
    Working with other Councils and infrastructure provision
     With regard to development proposals put forward in the Warwick District
    Local Plan for housing development to the south of Warwick/Leamington,
    both SDC and WDC are working together with Warwickshire County
    Council (WCC) and the Health Trusts.
     Provision of a secondary school is still to be determined. It would not be
    provided in the early phases of the development. According to WCC,
    Kineton High School is not currently over subscribed.
     Flooding problems in the area are not caused by rivers. There is an issue
    with surface water run off. This would be addressed by sustainable
    drainage measures within any development.
     If the development proceeds, sewerage improvements would be required
    at Longbridge, Warwick. GP Practices are private organisations and it is up to them where they
    Traffic impacts
    The M40 junction improvements are already scheduled to take place to serve JLR.
    Further improvements are likely to be required for the new settlement.
    Screening will need to be put in place particularly at the northern end of the site
    to reduce the noise from the M40.
    SDC support for the proposal
    The NPPF makes it clear that councils should support sustainable development.
    The Inquiry Inspector must assess the Council’s proposals against Social,
    Economic and Environmental criteria to ensure they are sustainable.
    At the July meeting of the Council, Members agreed to support the new
    settlement in principle subject to the current consultation.
    Warwick District are proposing to build on brownfield sites in Leamington in the
    same way that SDC proposes regeneration of the Canal Quarter in Stratfordupon-Avon. In Stratford District it will be necessary to build on greenfield land in
    order to accommodate 9500 houses.
    The new settlement is a strategic proposal to meet the District’s housing needs.
    Housing needs surveys are specific to the requirements of Parish residents.
    There are currently no Government penalties for not adopting a core strategy but
    the council would not have a strategy to assess planning applications for
    development against.
    Issues to be dealt with through the Masterplan
     Poor quality design is not acceptable. There is always potential to raise the
    bar and pursue an exemplar settlement.
     As a spin off from the new settlement the provision of mains gas must be
    part of the extended settlement of Lighthorne Heath.
     Chesterton Woods is privately owned and should be maintained as a
    natural feature.
     Wildlife connectivity is proposed for this site and local input is invaluable to
    identifying important species.
     Footpath connections are proposed throughout the site linking to existing
    footpaths, for example to Gaydon.
     If there are important trees requiring protection consideration will be given
    to serving Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs). Highway trees are the
    responsibility of the highway authority.
     A variety of housing mix, type, size and bedroom numbers is expected,
    together with 35% affordable housing.
     Burial ground and allotments noted.

Proposed new settlement adjacent to Gaydon and Lighthorne Heath

Find out more about the proposals and meet officers from the District Council

When:    Tuesday 13th August 2013 – 6 pm

         (there will be an opportunity to view proposals

               between 4 pm and 6 pm)

Where:     Lighthorne Heath Primary School

The consultation document can be viewed on the District Council website

The closing date for comments is 5.00pm on Friday 13 September 2013

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Wellesbourne and Kineton Community Forum


The Wellesbourne/Kineton Community Forum meets at least 4 times a year in venues across the area which covers the wards of Avon Dassett, Burton Dassett, Chadshunt, Combroke, Compton Verney, Farnborough, Fenny Compton, Gaydon, Kineton, Lighthorne, Lighthorne Heath, Radway, Ratley & Upton, Shotteswell, Warmington & Arlescote, Charlecote, Fulbrook, Hampton Lucy, Moreton Morrell, Newbold Pacey & Ashorne, and Wellesbourne.

An informal drop-in surgery is always held for the half hour before the forum where you can speak to officers from your local Safer Neighbourhood Team, Councillors and Officers from Warwickshire County and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils to raise specific concerns or problems.

Additionally, representatives from NHS Warwickshire and VASA (Voluntary Action Stratford-on-Avon) regularly attend forums, keeping it updated with all current developments. Everyone is welcome to come along and it is your chance to find out what is really going on in your community.

Please tell us about your local issues. We will respond to all queries, and where appropriate will arrange for issues to be discussed at the next community forum.

For the latest Forum Newsletter please click the following link:

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Parish Council Meeting 1st August 2013 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.